Politics in Canada

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Stop the Cuts Network- Training Worshops

Nov 13, 2011
OISE building @ U of Toronto- rooms 2214 and 2213
252 Bloor Street West Rooms 2214 and 2213
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.8072" N, 79° 23' 54.312" W
Ontario CA
What is happening with the City cuts? And how do we stop it? Join us for these interactive workshops where we discuss Rob Ford's newest timeline to squash public services.. and more.
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Why To Occupy? In Favour of the 99%

http://whytooccupy.org/

We designed this site as a go-to for anyone who might care to sample
the many good reasons, valid issues, and eloquent explanations that
are being offered to support the growing OCCUPY movement.

The support comes from a myriad of mortals--economists, actors,
writers, musicians, veterans, scientists, gurus, pundits,
personalities--the list goes on. And will grow. Heck, even the US
Chairman of the Federal Reserve has chimed in with encouragement. Go
figure.

So if anyone tells you this movement is just a bunch of scruffy kids
passing the time--send them here.

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Federal NDP leadership candidates visiting BC

I propose this thread to be specifically dedicated to listing upcoming BC appearances of federal NDP leadership candidates. This is probably best in the Canadian politics section because it's federal, even though it's about one region of the country.

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Indigenous Sovereignty Week Toronto 2011

Nov 14, 2011 to Nov 27, 2011
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
Ontario CA
Indigenous Sovereignty Week gathers people together to build local relationships around the dissemination of ideas of Indigenism and to contribute to building a cross-Canada movement.
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Roots to Grow: The need for radical spaces in movement-building

Nov 24, 2011
Rhizome Café
317 East Broadway
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 15' 46.6812" N, 123° 5' 55.0536" W
British Columbia CA
Roots to Grow invites panelists from a variety of spaces to share their experiences and lead a discussion that will help position Rhizome Cafe as part of a network of radical spaces.
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Passion for Justice

Nov 3, 2011 to Nov 4, 2011
District 319
319 Main Street
V6A 2S9 Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 55.3296" N, 123° 5' 59.0784" W
British Columbia CA
Passion for Justice is Pivot’s annual charity auction and one of Vancouver’s hottest events. This year Passion will feature an expanded drag show, DJ K-Tel, amazing live and silent auction items.
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Book launch - Michael Ignatieff: The Lesser Evil?

Nov 1, 2011
People's Coop Bookstore
1391 Commercia Drive
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 20.784" N, 123° 4' 11.0712" W
British Columbia CA
Join Derrick O'Keefe at People's Coop Bookstore to celebrate the release of his new book.
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NDP Preamble Missing

I checked the NDP website today and found that the Constitution had recently been restored. It went missing before last June's convention.

But the preamble of the Constitution has been deleted.  The Party Executive tried but failed at Convention to replace the preamble, with its reference to democratic socialism and the primacy of human needs over private profit; a watered down version was proposed instead, drawn up by dessicated party insiders.

Since the proposed amendment was never approved--the resolution was tabled--the original preamble remains in force. So where is it and why has it mysteriously disappeared?

 

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Conference on non-violent activism

Oct 14, 2011 to Oct 16, 2011
OISE Auditorium at U of T
252 Bloor Street West (near St. George Subway Station)
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.8072" N, 79° 23' 54.312" W
Ontario CA
The Zeitgeist-Toronto Group is very proud to present a weekend on Non-Violent Activism in Downtown Toronto.
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Canadian political podcasts?

I have tried, but I think I can't listen to CBC's "The House" anymore since Evan Solomon took over as host. Kathleen Petty rubbed me the wrong way sometimes, too, but I find Solomon excruciating. So, delete delete delete, and good riddance.

I want to find a replacement, though--so many of the regular podcasts I listen to are international, and I really want a Canadian one. Political analysis would be awesome, but a plain current events one would be fine, too. It doesn't have to be professionally done, of course, but I'm fine with that.

All suggestions gratefully accepted.

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Harper enjoys a different kind of hockey night in Canada

For a guy who likes hockey and movies it was the perfect evening. Throw in a bucket of popcorn and a Diet Coke and Stephen Harper was in heaven.

The Prime Minister and his wife, Laureen, were among a crowd of nearly 1,000 who attended Heritage Minister James Moore's seventh move night - the screening of the Bollywood-meets-hockey adventure,

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Activism course: Building a Better World

Oct 11, 2011 to Nov 16, 2011
Glebe Community Centre
Third Ave (at Lyon)
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 7.2828" N, 75° 41' 27.258" W
Ontario CA
This course is for people who are actively working for social change and would like to explore, learn and reflect on the different aspects of their work and how to do things better.
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Is CTVNewsChannel more Right Wing than Sun News?

I quite enjoy Don Martin's Power Play as it seems to be pretty neutral and moderate, but I recently watched one of their new shows, "National Affairs" and I thought it was pretty much on par with Fox News.  I can't believe how far right this show is, especially in Canada.  Yes we have a Conservative government, but it felt like the show was for an audience in the Bible belt of the US.  The female host is like a Canadian version of Laura Ingraham.  Much worse than anything on Sun News, IMO.  Anyone else catch this?

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Entitlements

There was an article in the Globe and Mail this morning (Jane Taber) about Minister Moore's movie showing at the National Arts Center for Harper and 1000 other people.  It was on the front page early on and then was buried deep.  Is this acceptable?  Does he rent it? Do Ministers do this sort of thing, if not?  Treat public property as if it is their own to use?

Harper enjoys a different kind of hockey night in Canada

 

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Occupy Toronto Market Exchange

Oct 15, 2011 to Nov 3, 2011
Toronto Market Exchange, Toronto Financial District
130 King Street West The Exchange Tower
M5X 1J2 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 53.6388" N, 79° 23' 0.564" W
Ontario CA
Nonviolent demonstration to protest global and national inequality, to object to a world governed by greed, to envision an Earth woven together in justice, kindness, and peace.

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